Two days ago, Chief Justice Roberts and the rest of that crowd launched an attack on minority voting. As usual, it seems like they twisted reality like so much Play-Doh in order to meet their needs.
Roberts claimed that Massachusetts has the worst rate of African-American voter participation in the country, which has (predictably) turned out to be nonsense.
From today’s Globe:
The problem is, Roberts is woefully wrong on those points, according to Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin, who on Thursday branded Roberts’s assertion a slur and made a declaration of his own. “I’m calling him out,” Galvin said.
Galvin was not alone in his view. Academics and Massachusetts politicians said that Roberts appeared to be misguided. A Supreme Court spokeswoman declined to offer supporting evidence of Roberts’s view, referring a reporter to the court transcript.
On Thursday, Galvin tried to set the record straight. “We have one of the highest voter registrations in the country,” he said, “so this whole effort to make a cheap-shot point at Massachusetts is deceptive.”
I guess if Roberts was honest and fair… he’d be a Liberal.